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Denise’s Typography class hosted a lil’ Helvetica party in their room the day after Valentine’s Day.  Students and faculty shared some “helvetica goodness”–info, examples, and praise for the Typeface–and ate delicious homemade cookies (some specially crafted for the occasion).  There were also Type games to play, to test your knowledge of typefaces and kerning.  Try them out on your own.  Watch out, though, the kerning game is addictive!


Deep Font Challenge:

Sara Newton’s Fontastic Quiz:

Here are a few photos of the event:

Thanks, Denise, for organizing this!  Helvetica has certainly made an impression on us.


Our new faculty member, Denise Johnson, discovered this event and wanted to share with everyone. Welcome, Denise! And thanks for the good tip.

Carlos Segura, of Segura Inc., is speaking at Energy BBDO’s Creative Salon June 23rd.  It’s free and open to the public!  You should check it out!

Thursday, June 23rd @ 4pm
Located in the Wrigley Building at 410 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago

You can register via the Facebook Event page.

More info here:

The 2nd Annual Showcase of Typographic Allstars!

Opening Night:  February 18th – 6pm  (continues through March 7)

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St, Chicago

Typographic Allstars Include:

  • Andy Luce
  • Bill Talsma
  • Bud Rodecker / 3st
  • Caroline Corboy
  • Chris May
  • Emily Vanhoff
  • Frances MacLeod
  • Gary Rozanc
  • Jarred Kolar
  • Jessica Lynn White
  • Justin Gilman
  • Kyle Fletcher
  • Margo Yoon
  • Mark Addison Smith
  • Matthew Hoffman
  • Meng Yang
  • Nancy McCabe
  • Nick Adam
  • Nicole Briant
  • Quite Strong
  • Scott Reinhard
  • Sean Fermoyle
  • Sonnenzimmer
  • Studio 1a.m.
  • Tami Churns

At least check out some of these designers’ sites.  Good stuff!


This friday a group of students from Kayce’s Typography class and others took a trip all the way to Two Rivers, WI to the Hamilton Wood Type Museum.  Here are some pics from the trip for you to enjoy.


design by Luke Williams for Nada Bikes

design by Plural

Go check out this show:

TYPEFORCE : The Annual Chicago Show of Emerging Typographic Allstars

Co-Prosperity Sphere
3219 S Morgan St in Bridgeport
Opening: Friday, February 26, 2010  7pm
Runs through: March 14, 2010
Allstars Include:
Brought to you by Public Media Institute and Firebelly Design

Sponsored by AIGA Chicago, Graphic Arts Studio, Unisource Paper & I Shoot Rockstars
(all info credited to Co-Prosperity Sphere)

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